Podcast #250 – Bonnie Marcus, Author of Not Done Yet!: How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power Description: This will be the last episode of 2021 as I will be taking a break during the holiday season. The podcast will return on January 3rd of 2022 with a 2022 reality check discussion […]
Deferring Career Happiness to the 2nd Half of Life
Deferring Career Happiness Are you deferring career happiness until you reach financial independence, paying off the mortgage, you become “empty nesters” or some other milestone in life? If that is the case, what are you deferring may never happen. My buddy Roger Whitney of the Retirement Answerman podcast uses the term life maximization. We learn […]
Do You Know When to ‘Throw in the Towel’ in Your Career?
Do You Know When to ‘Throw in the Towel?’ Sometimes you have to know when to ‘throw in the towel’ and move in a new direction. I know, I know, some of you are saying that this is being a quitter – or more importantly, admitting that you are a failure. Well, that is BS. […]
Mindset and Belief Systems in the 2nd Half Of Life [Updated]
Mindset and Belief Systems We all have mindsets and belief systems that proved useful in the first half of life. I am squarely in the second half of life and that mindset no longer works for me. Over the last couple of years, many of my mindsets and belief systems have been challenged. My wife […]
Turning 64 – Will You Still Need Me After the Pandemic?
Turning 64 – Will You Still Need Me When I am 64? I am turning 64 during the worst health crisis in my lifetime. Of course, being a child of the 60s, my mind immediately goes to the lyrics of the Beatles classic song When I’m Sixty Four. When I turned 60 I wrote about […]
Have You Followed the Default Path in Your Career? [Updated]
Default Path A lot of baby boomers, including myself, took the default path in our careers. We waited for opportunities to appear, and then we reacted. We let others dictate the path our careers followed. I know I sure did! I graduated from Northwestern University with an engineering degree in the late 1970s. I took […]
Are You a Closet Creative? Are You Coming out of the Closet?
Closet Creative I have a lot of clients who should wear a name tag that says Closet Creative. That would be the only way you’d know they have many creative talents that are waiting to burst out. These folks have taken their musical, artistic, or literary interests and shoved them into a closet, especially as it […]
College Degree After 50 – Is It Worth It? It Depends! [Updated]
College Degree After 50 Is attaining a college degree after 50 years of age worth the effort and expense? There is a lot of conversation about whether higher education is worth the money. Make sure and read the many comments on this post below. The comment portion of this post is longer than the original […]
Encore Episode: Jonathan Rauch, Author of The Happiness Curve [Podcast]
Podcast #158 – Against popular wisdom, your best or most satisfying days are ahead of you. Jonathan Rauch delves into the science and the data of happiness in this discussion. Description: Jonathan Rauch, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, is the author of six books and many articles on public policy, culture, and […]